The ALA Annual Conference provides many traffic builders to help draw attendees to the exhibit floor.
A Show Schedule to Increase Traffic on the Exhibit Floor
The Annual Conference exhibition floor schedule is designed to provide an array of exciting activities on the exhibit floor, including an opening reception Friday night. All attendees are welcome during this no-conflict time with food, drinks and music. These special events will draw traffic all over the exhibit floor and give exhibitors quality time to meet and greet.
What's Cooking @ ALA Cooking Demo Stage
The What's Cooking @ ALA Stage offers chefs and cookbook authors an opportunity to do a live cooking demonstration, distribute a few fresh samples and autograph their latest books.
PopTop Stage: Popular Topics, Every Day
The PopTop stage is a favorite drawing attendees to the stage and onto the exhibit floor. A full schedule brings authors, illustrators and story-tellers from a wide range of genres.
Book Buzz Theater
The Book Buzz Theater gives attendees a great opportunity to hear from publishers about their newest titles. Always a packed stage, attendees remain in the exhibit hall throughout the day.
Small Press/Product Displays
This area gives smaller publishers and companies new to the library marketplace an easy and economical way to exhibit. Librarians always visit this area to find out what's new and to explore products and services that may not have gained huge market exposure.
Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
This area allows attendees to hear from authors, illustrators, and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels. Learning about the art of graphic novels and illustration, how games and gaming inspire creativity and social interaction, and how comics in the library and in the classroom can help librarians inspire and reach reluctant readers.
Mobile App Pavilion and Presentation Stage
Got an app for that? The Mobile App Pavilion and Presentation Stage offers publishers, device manufacturers, and app developers a great opportunity to display their products informally, and in a professional, one-on-one setting - with an added benefit of a one-time slot to present in a group setting.
The ALA Exhibition offers special showcase pavilions to help conference attendees get an in-depth look at what is new, including the latest publications, products, and technologies ideal for libraries.
The Post Office draws over 2,000 users over the three days of the Annual Conference. Attendees can easily ship purchases and materials from exhibitors back to their offices at the ALA Post Office. The location of the Post Office also provides maximum traffic for nearby exhibitors.